Levels of investment have taken center stage in discussions over China's economy, with some commentators suggesting they are extravagant and ineffective.
Cloud computing is spreading across the world, overshadowing other information technologies. But in China it is destined to take a different form.
The first thing you notice about the Beijing house of American designer Ken Jenkins has nothing to do with his country. Instead, it is an imposing scroll painting on the main wall depicting the Buddha in various postures, complex Buddhist symbols and grand Tibetan buildings. "I like collecting these kinds of paintings, or Thangka," he says. "Thangka is from the Tibetan language. These are magnificent works of art painted or embroidered on cloth, silk or paper. They are unique items of Tibetan culture."
Amid arid expanses of loess and desert, to the east of Helan Mountain and west of the Yellow River, lies the city of Yinchuan. With a name that literally means "silver river", the capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region is an oasis protected by the river and mountain range to enjoy a vibrant culture supported in part by ample agriculture.
Steve Tappin has been looking at Chinese bosses under a microscope for more than four years, and he likes what he sees.
A civilizing process under way for some 7,000 years, cooking and eating in China is not limited to a simple chronicle of daily behavior supported by a set of objects. In addition to the mirror of time there appears an impressive chain of discoveries, implications and investigations.
Leading international management consultant Sander van't Noordende says China is not an easy place to do business but it is just "too big to ignore".
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